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Germany Is Europe’s First Underground CO2 Storage Site

We have our issues with carbon capture and follow link levitra femele storage, the least of which is where we should put captured CO2. However, no amount of ordering cialis online nit-picking has stopped Germany from trying out a way of storing CO2 to see if it’ll work. A project named CO2SINK will capture CO2 and store it in salt water-filled porous rock about 600 meters underground in Germany at Ketzin – located just outside Berlin – with the goal of pumping 60,000 tons over two years into the earth to see if large-scale carbon storage is viable.

While planning of the project started back in April of 2004, the first injection happened recently in June, 2008, and with that injection began close study to measure the generic cialis cheapest india safety and effects of subterranean CO2 storage. However, the project of carbon storage is used to slow global warming enough that it’ll buy us time to figure out improved low carbon-emissions technology.

I have a feeling this project will simply open up a whole new can of worms in terms of the environmental impacts of CO2, and do little to help us get off coal. But, we’d never make progress if we didn’t try - and the demand for ideas is indeed there - so at least some people are giving it a shot. And I suppose you just never know what technology this could be combined with to maximize effectiveness. We’ll keep our ears out to generic viagra pharmacy see what the project discovers.

Via GoodCleanTech, Physorg; Photos via tboard and GoodCleanTech

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I don't know about this
written by The Food Monster, July 14, 2008
I'm not sure if porous rock will be enough to stop that much CO2. I hope we don't make a man-made Yosemite with all the Geysers. I hope it works though.
Not the first.
written by Jon, July 14, 2008
There are four industrial-scale CO2 storage projects already in operation. Sleipner is the oldest project (1996) and is located in the North Sea where Norway's StatoilHydro strips carbon dioxide from natural gas with amine solvents and disposes of this carbon dioxide in a deep saline aquifer. The carbon dioxide is a waste product of the field's natural gas production and the gas contains more (9% CO2) than is viagra online pharmacy cheap allowed into the natural gas distribution network. Storing it underground avoids this problem and saves Statoil hundreds of millions of euro in avoided carbon taxes. Since 1996, Sleipner has stored about one million tonnes CO2 a year. A second project in the Snøhvit gas field in the Barents Sea stores 700,000 tonnes per year.

The Weyburn project is currently the cialis approved world's largest carbon capture and storage project. Started in 2000, Weyburn is located on an oil reservoir discovered in 1954 in Weyburn, southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. The CO2 for this project is captured at the Great Plains Coal Gasification plant in Beulah, North Dakota which has produced methane from coal for more than 30 years. At Weyburn, the CO2 will also be used for enhanced oil recovery with an injection rate of canadian generic cialis about 1.5 million tonnes per year. The first phase finished in 2004, and demonstrated that CO2 can be stored underground at the site safely and indefinitely. The second phase, expected to last until 2009, is investigating how the technology can be expanded on a larger scale.

The fourth site is In Salah, which like Sleipner and try it best price levitra online Snøhvit is a natural gas reservoir located in In Salah, Algeria. The CO2 will be separated from the natural gas and re-injected into the subsurface at a rate of about 1.2 million tonnes per year.

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